Did you know that farmers in Illinois and Indiana grow more than 7,500 acres of watermelons? Learn more melon facts.
Illinois’ nursery sector contributes significantly to their economy.
Learn baby calf facts, including how much they weigh at birth and how many are born in Illinois each year.
Did you know that Illinois ranks second in the nation for soybean production?
Get the facts on hay – and important Illinois crop for feeding livestock.
Did you know that one of the most flavorful seasonings, garlic, is both a vegetable and an herb? Discover more fun facts and tips about garlic.
Celebrate the fall apple harvest with delicious recipes and interesting facts about this all-American fruit.
Dairy farmer Linda Drendel answers questions from Chicago-area moms about antibiotics and hormones in milk and how she cares for calves.
Illinois’ official state fruit is the goldrush apple – a long-keeping, sweet and tart variety with a rich, spicy flavor. Read on for more apple fun facts.
March is Illinois Farming Month, and we’re celebrating the industry by finding the truth behind some common farming tall tales.
Did you know Illinois is home to 91 wineries and 450 vineyards encompassing 1,115 acres of grapes across the state? Learn more about wine and wineries with these fun facts.
Facts and trivia about the season’s romantic plant: mistletoe.
An estimated 88 percent of Americans surveyed still serve turkey for Thanksgiving. But do you know your turkey, really? Chew on this turkey trivia.
The potato is the most important non-cereal crop for feeding the world, ranking behind corn, wheat and rice. Here are some more interesting trivia and fun facts about potatoes.
How do they do that? How do leaves that have been green all summer transform to red, yellow, gold or orange in the autumn?
More than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the the United States each year, and more than 495 million of those pounds are grown in Illinois. These are more facts about pumpkins.
Illinois is full of fresh fruits that are ripe and ready to be picked. Check out this list of which fruits are in season this summer.
Sure, corn is popular in Illinois, but did you know that in the Prairie State about 23 percent of farms raise beef cows? Beef up on other fun facts related to the largest segment of U.S. agriculture.
Did you know? A cow is more valuable for its milk, cheese, butter and yogurt than for its beef.
Corn covers more of Illinois’ farmland than any other crop, yet you’ll need to find a backyard garden for some corn on the cob.
We all see the signs for ethanol at our gas pumps, but do you know how ethanol comes is made?
Learn fun facts and farmer statistics about corn, such as the size of a bushel of corn.
Sheep are the most prevalent producers of wool, though it also comes from rabbits, goats and alpacas.
Farm animals and plants contribute to many things Americans rely on or come into contact with nearly every day.
As the world’s most widely eaten meat, pork is something to celebrate – which may be why October is declared National Pork Month.
Wheat has long been one of the most important crops in the world, with millions of acres devoted to wheat production.
Quick, fun facts about chickens and eggs.
If you’re starting asparagus in your garden this year, remember that you’ll have to wait three years after planting for your first crop.
When the weather gets cold and the traditional fruits of summer are out of season, winter squash can be a delicious and healthy option.